Scrapersnbeer (1501) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of spiked Mocha latte with hints of licorice and vanilla. Pitch black with brown head that settles quickly. Monster chocolate and coffee flavor that tastes closer than 12% than 9 and change. Thick although not particularly heavy body. Not as subtle as most Samuel Adams’, and not better off for it.
ClubGonzo (4521) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a large creamy caramel head. Nose is caramel, licorice, leather and coffee. Classic English-style setup; I like it. Taste is equally tasty and straightforward: loads of licorice, coffee and dark caramel flavors with hints of creamy leather and dark berries. Full and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Lovely, timeless imperial stout in the English ("Russian Imperial Stout") tradition.
Cunningham (5261) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, licorice and coffee.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, rich licorice and coffee. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty evening sipper. Just a bit to much licorice for me.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.
tony_gorilla (157) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much smell. And not much taste. It looka good tho. Thick and pitch black. Diasapointing.
harrymel (1540) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: unk. Newer label design
Dark black with a broken mocha sheet leaving spotty lace. Smells of chocolate, black cherry, caramel, licorice and molasses with a little bit of raisin. Alcohol is the first thing I taste, then there is a good dose of toasted malts and cocoa tones with a little metallic season on the finish. There are some coffee grounds and sweet malts as well. Medium on thin for the style with a hi carb for the style. Semi dry finish. The beer is decent, and apporachable. I would recommend this as a starter Impy stout as it carries the character without spoiling the newcomer with the best aspects.
Serving type: bottle
Vighals (1715) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med lys brunt skum som legger seg for fort. Kaffe, dadler alkohol og lakrislukt. Medium søt, lett bitter, litt salt lakrissmak. Lite kullsyre, kort bitter ettersmak.
Leini (1171) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Nearly pitch black with a big nice mocca coloured crown. Notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and hops. The alcohol punches through quite clearly.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this bottle for a while, possibly it is 3-4 years old? Purple label with a red banner. No date on it. It’s been in the fridge for most of that time. Licorice, roast, prunes and dark caramel in the nose. Thick bodied with a somewhat balanced, slightly warm finish. Flavor of raisins, prunes, dates, roasted barley and lesser notes of dark chocolate melted into sweetened, condensed milk. Once again, a quality beer from BBC.
hackobock (2027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a dense brown head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, caramel, light milky notes, licorice, light alcohol and ash. Taste is bitter chocolate, with some roasted coffee and sweet caramel, finish is bitter chocolate and ash. Medium body
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours oily black with a creamy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving a thick creamy trace on the glass. Smell is malty and balanced with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, tar, charred wood, caramel, burnt cookies, hay and sweet dark bread. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charred wood, alcohol, moist soil, sweet liquorice candy, caramel, hay, burnt cookies and toffee. Mouthfeel is round, oily, boozy, tiny roasted astringent and near full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, charred wood, toffee, caramel, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate and hay. A nice surprise! Very good simple Imperial Stout...